Christmas Italian Panettone Recipe

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Ingredients :

Starter dough :

  • 1/2 glass of lukewarm water
  • 25 g fresh baker's yeast
  • 100 g strong flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

Dough :

  • 400 g of strong flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 200 g butter
  • 200 ml of whipping cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Candied fruit
  • Orange blossom water
  • Disposable Panettone mould, or removable baking mould.

How to make panettone or Italian sweet bread

Preparation Panettone dough

First rising

  1. Put the warm water in which you dissolve the fresh yeast in a bowl, add 100 g of strong flour, 50 g of sugar and 1 egg yolk.
  2. Mix and leave to stand for a couple of hours.

Second rising

  1. Put the flour, butter or soft margarine, egg yolks and cream in a large bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add the chopped fruit and the reserved starter dough.
  4. Mix everything well, if you have a dough mixer you can do it with it.
  5. Cover the dough with a clean cloth and leave to rest.

Third rising

  1. We put this dough in the moulds and let the dough ferment a third time, if you want you can speed up this last step by putting the moulds in the oven at 50ºC until they rise.

Baking the panettone

  1. Once they have risen, brush them with beaten egg and bake at 180ºC for about 30 minutes.
  2. Leave to cool and sprinkle with icing sugar.

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